Employee of the Month
Missouri Veterans Commission – St. James Veterans Home
Natalie McDonald, Nursing Assistant II within the Missouri Veterans Commission - St. James Veterans Home, has been selected as the May, 2013 Employee of the Month for the Department of Public Safety. Natalie was selected for this award because she exemplifies and models the best of outstanding care-giving. Part of Natalie’s style is that she does not take a cookie cutter approach to working with a resident, but rather, Natalie gets to know them personally in an effort to ensure that they receive care with the utmost dignity and respect. Natalie is a natural leader and an advocate who promotes high quality standards and good care. Sometimes speaking out for residents can feel risky, but Natalie is always willing to take that risk as she feels it is the right thing to do for our veterans.